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No Aluminum Christmas Tree For Me!

Christmas memories can come from the most unexpected sources. While browsing through stacks of boxes for this year's holidays, I found myself staring at a box containing an aluminum Christmas tree of .
(December 10, 2008)
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A Billion Here, A Billion There!

Less than intelligent politicians in Washington, DC are plentiful and to some extent acceptable. When they do something smart however, it's time to acknowledge that feat. CEO's of multibillion dollar .
(December 10, 2008)
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Bad News on Wall Street Makes Me Want to Go Fishing!

All the rhetoric from politicians and bad news from Wall Street are making me sick and I'm going to do something about this problem. I'm going fishing! In these uncertain economic times and with both .
(October 16, 2008)
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I'll Take Yesterday's Evil Over Today's Anytime!

An evil is stalking the world now that wasn't here when I was a kid. Maybe it's been here all along but as a kid I never saw it lurking near the cotton fields of north Alabama. We knew what the devil .
(August 29, 2008)
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My Cats a Catnip Addict

My cat Spike loved Aunt Rose at first sight. It was almost embarrassing the way he rolled over on her feet and meowed louder than ever I heard him as he tried to get as close to her as possible. He ..
(June 22, 2008)
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This Shark Smiled at Me!

My vacation to St. George Island in May was just as relaxing as my last visit to this barrier island off Apalachicola, Florida. Fishing in the surf on the gulf side of this 22 mile spit of sand in ..
(July 07, 2008)
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My Cat and the Possum!

A ‘possum with his back to the wall is a fearsome thing when he's decided that you're going to harm him. After all, we're a lot bigger than him and he's probably going out of his mind with ..
(July 07, 2008)
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Picking Beans in the Hot Summer Sun!

There were 15 of us with our backs stooped and sweat running down our foreheads into our eyes. It had rained the night before and we were slipping and sliding down the long rows, trying to fill our ..
(July 23, 2008)
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Ill Be Glad When the Sermon Starts, Im Getting Sleepy!

Even though I wasn't snoring, my wife hit me in the ribs with her elbow and hissed for me to wake up! With all the dignity I could summon, I whispered that I had not been asleep but was having a ..
(July 31, 2008)
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Tchaikovsky Would Have Loved My Mockingbird!

Yesterday I listened to the happiest mockingbird in creation. Perched on a limb in a spring time maple tree, he cast a spell on his audience below. We listened to song after song until he wearied of ..
(May 28, 2008)
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My Life Story on The Big Screen!

When the final chapter in my life's story has been written and work on the screenplay for the movie begins, someone will be faced with the difficult assignment of deciding who will play me on the big .
(May 28, 2008)
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Tips on Buying a Used Cat!

My cat Spike was previously owned, but in good condition. He wasn't shaking or throwing up on the floor or having some kind of a fit. For a cat in an animal shelter he seemed to be in pretty good ..
(May 28, 2008)
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Religion and Politics, Fear Of The Unknown!

There were no Catholics in our town before JFK. If there were, none of the kids in my gang knew about them. It was rumored that they had a church in town somewhere behind the local A & P, but I ..
(May 28, 2008)
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Why Do Cats Do What Cats Do?

Waking up my cat Spike, especially in the evening when he's been asleep in his box in the garage, is not a very wise thing to do if it's my bedtime. After having slept most of the day, he's full of ..
(March 23, 2008)
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School Violence, Drugs and The Devil's Brew!

To my slightly used brain it doesn't appear that there is any real sanity in the world today, much less in the hallways of our schools. Kids today are not really a lot different from the ones I knew ..
(March 23, 2008)
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Fun At The Whistle-Stop Barbecue Festival!

This year's Whistle-Stop Barbeque Festival was great fun. I love great barbeque and the many different grills and smokers on parade almost made me want to buy one and hit the barbeque circuit. Some ..
(March 23, 2008)
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Pharmaceutical Commercials and Auto Ads Are Funny!

I have a simple solution to life's problems, as far as my physical health is concerned. I don't worry about things I can't spell! This is a skill that is learned; you're not born with it. I have to ..
(March 23, 2008)
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Wish You Were Here President Bush!

My vacation is coming soon and the first thing I'm going to do when I get there is to send President George W. Bush a “Having A Great Time, Wish You Were Here!" card. I'll be fishing in the ..
(March 23, 2008)
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Atrial Fibrillation - No Way To Start The Day!

Wednesday morning I awoke at 2:36 am. I know this because the first thing I did was look at my digital clock and wonder why my left arm was tingling. I certainly hadn't stuck a paper clip into an ..
(February 25, 2008)
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More Raccoons And My Cat Spike!

Spike is a pre-owned cat. When we got him from the humane society in their adopt-a-pet program, his name was Lonnie. I couldn't in good conscience continue to use that name for a cat, so I renamed ..
(February 25, 2008)
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Bass Boat Buying Blues!

Unless fishing is your way of making a living, it's supposed to be fun. It's always enjoyable for me because I don't fish for bass, at least not on purpose! Bass fishing is a lot like work and by ..
(January 21, 2008)
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Real Men Don't Use Electric Grills!

In the backyard barbeque cooker's Bible, it's almost blasphemous to give an electric smoker even an honorable mention in the “Best Smoker Category". To many of us, a smoker or grill that's ..
(January 09, 2008)
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Those Fish Stealing Eagles!

The morning was slightly overcast with marshmallow clouds hovering over the lake as we made our way to one of our favorite fishing holes. The fish were still on the beds in only couple of feet of ..
(January 09, 2008)
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My Cat Spike And New Raccoons

No one has ever accused my cat Spike of being smart. It's not that he's excessively stupid, it's just that he has a one track mind and if he decides he wants something, it's full speed ahead for him. .
(September 02, 2007)
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St. George Island Cool Down!

After two weeks of 100 plus degrees temperature, it was too hot for even Spike the cat to be overly concerned about the mouse population at our house. With record breaking heat this summer, I decided .
(August 27, 2007)
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